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File #: R-19-210   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 11/18/2019 In control: City Council
Final action: 2/3/2020
Enactment date: 2/12/2020 Enactment #: R-2020-010
Title: Directing The Administration To Prepare An Update To The City's International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) To Adopt The 2018 Version (Benton, Davis)
Attachments: 1. R-210, 2. R-210Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
2/12/2020 City Clerk Published  Action details
2/10/2020 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
2/7/2020 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
2/3/2020 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
2/3/2020 City Council AmendedPass Action details
1/22/2020 City Council PostponedPass Action details
12/16/2019 City Council Accepted with a recommendation Do Pass, As Amended  Action details
12/9/2019 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do Pass, as AmendedPass Action details
12/9/2019 Finance & Government Operations Committee AmendedPass Action details
12/9/2019 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do PassPass Action details
11/18/2019 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
11/18/2019 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-19-210 ENACTMENT NO._______________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton and Pat Davis


RESOLUTION
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Directing The Administration To Prepare An Update To The City's International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) To Adopt The 2018 Version (Benton, Davis)
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DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO PREPARE AN UPDATE TO THE CITY'S INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE (IECC) TO ADOPT THE 2018 VERSION.
WHEREAS, the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) establishes minimum design and construction requirements for energy efficiency; and
WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque currently utilizes the 2009 IECC, which is three code cycles behind the most recent version; and
WHEREAS, in 2018 the City Council directed the Planning Department to convene a committee to explore updating the City's IECC to the 2018 version; and
WHEREAS, this committee was to send a recommendation to the City Council pertaining to the adoption of the 2018 IECC; and
WHEREAS, the City Council has not received the recommendation, which was required to be received by the City Council on May 15, 2019; and
WHEREAS, on September 18, 2019 the City of Albuquerque declared that a climate emergency threatens our City; and
WHEREAS, nationally, residential homes and commercial buildings account for approximately 40% of the nation's total energy demand and use 75% of its electricity; and
WHEREAS, buildings in New Mexico are the second largest contributor to the state's overall greenhouse gas emissions, contributing about 15%; and
WHEREAS, municipalities across the country are transitioning to the 2018 IECC or portions of the 2018 IECC, including Nebraska, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, Utah, certain counties in Arizona, and others; and
WHEREAS, it is prudent that the City adopt modern energy efficiency standards for new construction.
BE IT RESOLV...

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